Anyway ... I never thought I'd ever be able to make this at home .... I did try eating out of the readymade packets we get off the shelves in the stores.
Never was impressed much with the taste.
And then when Rashmi posted it I knew my search was over. I wanted to make it right away ... which in my case turned out to be 1 day later :-)
I have followed all the measurements that she has given ... only slightly altered the steps ... more for my own convinience. Get Rashmi's Bisi Bele Bhaat and the ingredients required here. She has done a great job of showing exactly what and how much to use.
Tatsed awesome! And tasted even better when we had the leftover for dinner too. :-)
The steps that I went through are below.
I had not soaked the chick peas before hand ... so added them to the dal and rice to pressure cook together.
Then added the cooked dal and rice with the chickpeas and the coconut paste.
Loved this dish. Thanks Rashmi for sharing it ... especially being so precise with the measurements and steps ... and also for the prompt reply to my question. :-)